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Definition of "dolefulness" [dolefulness]

  • The characteristic of being doleful; sadness. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dolefulness" in a sentence
  • "The howling continued for a long while, filling the air of that sombre night with a new kind of dolefulness and horror."
  • "The last part of the drive on a road causewayed through the endless mangrove swamp impresses the imagination strongly by its dolefulness."
  • "Not that nature was reinforcing the dolefulness, that old pathetic fallacy; no, the haze was man-made, for thousands of small fires were burning in England, consuming the clothes and the homes and the bodies of the stricken."